The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft

Reviewthe-girl-with-no-pastYears spent running from your past. Today it catches up.

A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

Leah Mills lives a life of a fugitive – kept on the run by one terrible day from her past. It is a lonely life, without a social life or friends until – longing for a connection – she meets Julian. For the first time she dares to believe she can live a normal life.

Then, on the fourteenth anniversary of that day, she receives a card. Someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed the life Leah has created.

But is Leah all she seems? Or does she deserve everything she gets?

Everyone has secrets. But some are deadly.

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Reviewer: Missy

Rating: 4 Stars


The Girl With no Past by Kathryn Croft is a 300 page thriller, full of suspense and turns that kept me guessing through every single page. Although, when I went to write this review, I couldn’t remember a single thing about the book and had to go back, I didn’t mind because I knew that as I read the book, I was completely engrossed (the kind that makes me ignore phone calls from folks I haven’t spoken to in ages and conversations of my children). Published in 2015 by Bookouture, this psychological thriller focuses on Leah and an incident in her past that is fast threatening to catch up with her. Stalked by an unknown stranger, someone who knows her darkest secret, Leah locks herself away with no one–well, one someone–to help her. It isn’t until the mystery stalker makes his/her presence known that Leah figures out why her life is systematically being destroyed. Gripping, chilling, smart, with a heroine I couldn’t quite love, didn’t have a real reason to hate,  this is one of those books that kept me on the edge of my seat, turning page after page until I knew the truth. This author has a way  of drawing the reader in while guarding the secrets closely for the big reveal at the end.  I can only give it 4 stars because though I read other books this weekend, I had to go back and look up the details I’d forgotten.